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Bosox Guy in Chitown
01-07-06, 04:07 PM
I'm building a multi-variable regression model (I have data for each variable, by month, from 1/1/87 through 8/1/05). Here's my problem: some numbers are simply counts, while others are more descriptive in nature (percentages). Since I will be running a regression where some of the independent variables are large whole numbers (such as 450,000) while others are percentages, do I have to treat the independent numbers in some fashion prior to running the regression software? Meaning: do I have to normalize the independent variables? I recall in grad school I would sometimes use the natural log (ln) of the independent variables rather than the numbers themselves, but I can't recall why.

JeterRodriguezSheff
07-30-08, 02:27 AM
Any updates?

jlw1980
07-30-08, 02:39 AM
Why are you pulling up 2-year-old threads? :lol:

Tabata
07-30-08, 02:42 AM
And why are you asking for updates from guys who are banned? :lol:

Big_E
07-30-08, 05:51 AM
Why are you pulling up 2-year-old threads?

And why are you asking for updates from guys who are banned? :lol:
I can think of so many better things to be doing at 3:30 in the morning....